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James Mellaart

James Mellaart FBA was an English archaeologist and author who is noted for his discovery of the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. He was expelled from Turkey when he was suspected of involvement with the antiquities black market. He was also involved in a string of controversies, including the so-called mother goddess controversy in Anatolia, which eventually led to his being banned from excavations in Turkey in the 1960s.[citation... Read More

Born14 November 1925
London, United Kingdom
Died29 July 2012 (aged 86)
London, United Kingdom
Other namesJimmy Mellaart
OccupationArchaeologist, forger
Years active1951–91
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